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Queens Preparatory Academy

Public | 9-12 | 441 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2014

This school is a jungle! Everybody and everything is so unorganized. I wish I never stayed at that school for four years, but I'm glad to have met some people. The principal is not understanding. It's like she isn't open to new ideas. She tried to make everyone open to helping the community, but she will only do it when it benefits her school. We are 1 out of the 4 schools in that building. Plus we are on half a floor. The lockers are inside there classroom and there are about 400 students. If you are going or sending your child, just know the amount of headaches and dislike you will have after four years. (Or less)


Posted September 16, 2008

I am proud of the Principal and her team for the interest ,dedication and care that they gie to the children.I hope there goals will be realized
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
34%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
78%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
73%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
15%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students15%
Female16%
Male14%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Not migrant15%

Chemistry

All Students14%
Female15%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Not migrant14%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities37%
General population65%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Geometry

All Students39%
Female30%
Male52%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%

Global History and Geography

All Students61%
Female51%
Male67%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities21%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%

Integrated Algebra

All Students58%
Female52%
Male63%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities33%
General population63%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Living Environment

All Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities26%
General population59%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Physics

All Students19%
Female0%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant19%

U.S. History and Government

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

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Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 84% 19%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 269%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 494 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
6.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
6.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10926%
Students36383%
Teachers2296%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. TASHON HAYWOOD
Fax number
  • (718) 712-3273

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • College preparatory
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q3, Q77, Q85. Subways - E, J, Z to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer; F to Jamaica 179th Street
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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143-10 Springfield Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Phone: (718) 712-2304

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